Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)

Vulnerable

Kolombangara Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus amoenus)


Taxonomy

French: Pouillot de Kulambangra German: Kulambangralaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Kulambangra
Taxonomy:

Mochthopoeus amoenus

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1929,

Kolombangara, Solomon Islands

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Relationships uncertain, possibly a subspecies of P. poliocephalus; further study needed. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Kolombangara I, in W Solomons.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with fairly large bill. Has blackish-olive forehead and crown, long, narrow and indistinct olive-yellow supercilium, dark olive... read more

Voice

Quiet warbling song of 3–12 notes, e.g. “teed-did-lee, deed, deed”, descending and becoming... read more

Habitat

Mossy forest between 1200 m and 1740 m. Sympatric with P. poliocephalus (of race ... read more

Food and feeding

No details of diet. Singles and pairs forage by hopping low, often on the ground and mossy tree trunks, but also in small branches,... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Uncommon or scarce. Has very small global range (approximately 21 km²) and very small population (... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2018). Kolombangara Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus amoenus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58910 on 16 November 2018).